I am thinking about getting Alias SketchBook Pro 2, and I have a Mac. I went to download the trial version to test it out and there was only a PC version available… very disappointing. Further digging into the website led me in circles -no person to email and ask. I went to their forums and found out that basically, since being purchased by Autodesk, they haven’t had a Mac trial available.
The reason I’m on here complaining is because I’m looking for feedback. How does sketching in Sketchbook compare to Photoshop? I have an Intuos 3. Is it worth it? Does anybody know of a way I could preview it on my computer or will I have to transport it to my PC at work?
Sketchbook is a much different piece of software, and part of the reason it’s mostly PC based is that it was originally developed primarily for Tablet PC’s.
It’s a great program, and I use it extensively for quick sketching. It doesn’t give you the vast array of tools or controls that Photoshop does, but it makes up for it with a great interface that is incredibly fast and easy to use. I wish they WOULD release a new version with some more in depth features without losing the quality of the UI.
If you have a Mac the only way I’d say you could try it is if you have an Intel Mac and can dual boot to Windows. Otherwise you might just be out of luck. If you really want to try the software hook your tablet up to a friends machine and try it on there.
alias research, alias|wavefront, and alias systems were small companies. but alias is now just a brand name in the autodesk software library. alias was bought out last year, or was it '06?
anyway, you’re right, there’s no mac trial version. the mac full version is 2.0, same as the current windows version. the mac version isn’t intel binary yet, but since development is currently happening and there have been posts about version 3.0 i assume that version will be available as intel mac native.